Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20

3.8

1350 reviews

64% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.8

Price: $$$$

Package Quality: 3.8

Price: $$$$

INGREDIENTS

Active ingredients: Octyl Methoxycinnamate (Octinoxate) and Methyl Anthranilate. Other ingredients: Purified Water, Cetearyl Alcohol (and) PEG-40 Castor Oil (and) POE-20, Dimethicone, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Cyclomethicone, DEA-Ceryl Phosphate, Hexyl Laurate, Kalaya Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E Acetate), Cetyl Dimethicone Copolyol, Diazolidinyl Urea, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Allantoin, Carbomer, Methylparaben, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Sodium Ascorbate (Vitamin C), Propylparaben. May Contain: Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides, Mica.


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Age: 36-43

Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Other

Eyes: Brown

Review for regular in Nude. I have normal skin, not oily or dry and no acne/breakouts. I tried this in Sephora and it seems to match my B.E. in light I was wearing. I used it for the first time this a.m. after washing/drying my face thinking since I was using it all over (as opposed to playing in Sephora) it will be moisturizing. OMG! it's so drying my cheeks felt tight and hurt. It does not blend well, do not put dots on your face and expect that you can blend it, you will have to rub and even harder to get those dots off. I waited awhile but washed it off (and not easily either) so I put my moisturizer on first, let it dry then tried again - same thing. So drying, flat, very matte, not dewy, if you have dry skin or a dry patch I would imagine this would accentuate it.



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Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Hazel

I used this for a while and probably have bought 3 tubes of it. It does have nice light coverage and leaves the skin dewy, however for what it is, it's seriously over-priced. LM is also seriously more expensive here in Canada, because the last time I bought it in the U.S. I was shocked at how big the price difference was. It's an alright TM, but I could take it or leave it. I still haven't found a good TM, but I've found many other light foundations that do a much better job at a fraction of the price.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Cool

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

LOVE THIS. I used to use the "Illuminating" kind but recently switched over to the regular. I understand it's not the best for people who need more coverage, but this really gives me perfect, smooth, dewy, radiant skin.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 30-35

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

I used multiple tubes of this due to lack of options, but I've never been satisfied with the color selections for this. I have nude, which is too dark (with a touch too much orange) to be applied all over my face, but if I go to a lighter shade, I get the ridiculously chalky color effect. I end up using this as a concealer for non-eye areas in small enough amounts of product for it to not be super-noticeable in terms of its darkness. As soon as I'm finished with Christmas shopping, I'm going to get some DHC color corrector in yellow as a concealer and totally replace this desperate fallback. The reason I'm not giving it a one is that it's actually a decent texture for tinted moisturizer and this would probably be a nice product for someone capable of tanning. (Salespeople seem to refuse to believe that some people really don't get darker in summer, they just risk getting sunburned.)
The reason I'm rating this is that this is one of those shades that a fair skinned person would try on in a boutique or dept. store, and given those places' lighting, the person would be fooled into thinking it's a nice shade. It's when you get into full sunlight that you realize the color problems of Laura Mercier. I'm really annoyed that those of us who are very fair or very dark seem to get second rate options with the cosmetic industry when it comes to color options. And please, don't suggest I try MAC--the texture is always too heavy so it's really noticeable on fair skin. I'm not even wanting at this point a foundation/tinted moisturizer that's a perfect match: I'd be happy if the color was at least in the ballpark.


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Age: 36-43

Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

I adore this TM in Nude. For reference, I'm NC20/C2 in MAC, dry skin that gets flaky in the winter. I only started experimenting with foundations about three years ago (my skin is in decent shape) and this product offers me the perfect amount of coverage -- I'd say sheer-to-medium and it's buildable. I also really like the finish -- dewy but not shiny (MUFE F&B made me look kind of plastic-y shiny.) I apply it over Clarins Instant Smooth primer and finish with a very light dusting of translucent powder on my T-zone. I never look cake-y or fake powder-y like I have with other heavier foundations. I also appreciate that it has no fragrance, plus it comes in a sanitary and easy-to-use squeeze tube. You do seem to get quite a bit of product, but it is not exactly cheap. I've had the same tube for about 8 months, and I have just under half left (but I don't wear foundation in the summer months.) This amazing product has left me with little interest in trying other foundation brands.

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Oily, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Black

So sad I really wanted to love this product 'cause it provides enough coverage for everyday use and easy to apply but it breaks me out whenever I use it.


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Age: 30-35

Skin: Oily, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Blue

I tried to like this product. I received a sample from Sephora, and found that upon application, my skin glowed beautifully. The catch is, I have oily skin, and between my type of skin, and the illuminating properties of this "moisturizer", I looked like a greasy being from another planet. Might work better for those w/out oily skin.


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Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm

Hair: Black, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Black

This review is for the oil free variant in Fawn. I use this with Suesh stippling brush and it gives natural dewy coverage allowing my skin to breathe. I usually apply concealer for my freckles if I want a flawless appearance then dust Bare escentuals mineral veil to set. Love to use it when I'm in a rush. Usually blot midday but skin still radiant even in the afternoon.


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

i read a lot of good reviews about this product, therefore decided to try it. i really wanted something not quite foundation, but still give me coverage, and thought a tinted moisturizer was the way to go.
i bought the oil free version... however i thought it was still too oily for my complexion (combo). it felt heavy and greasy, and didn't absorb well. i've also found that i'm not a tinted moisturizer girl - i need slightly more coverage, since in the end i still ended up using a concealer over top of the tinted moisturizer.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I started using this product last year and I totally love it! One tube is about SGD 83 and it last me almost a year. I don't use it daily though but I use it at least a few times a week. All I need is a pearl-like drop and it is sufficient to cover my face. It works well with my Body Shop loose powder and makes my face looks a whole lot more radiant as time passes. Even when I perspire, it gives off a shiny look on my skin and doesn't wear off easily, so I don't look tired at all! Though it's slightly costly but I think it's totally worth the price!

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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